500k allocated for Donegal Roads under CIS scheme

Rural roads are to be given a facelift thanks to a 10.6 million euro investment from the Department of Transport.

Under the scheme maintenance works will be carried out at 377 locations - or to over 240 kilometres of road,  over the next two years.

Almost 500 hundred thousand euro will be spent in Donegal with the estimated value of community work at 127 thousand euro.

The Junior Transport Minister Alan Kelly says local authorities have asked communities to come up with a portion of the cost of the scheme, allowing communities have a direct input along with their local authority into local road maintenance.

The biggest project in Donegal is on the Maghegallon Road in Derrybeg. The total cost is 210 thousand euro with the value of work to be carried out by the community at 40 thousand.

85 thousand euro will be spent on the Pier Road, Magherroarty with the value of community work at 35 thousand 500 euro.

50 thousand euro is being spent on the Moyle Road Milford with community work estimated at 15 thousand euro.

There are smaller projects at Pier Road, Rathmullan, Killea Road Kilmacrennan, Ashdown Brae and the Rushfield Road in Carrigans.